Adult 55

Caledon's population, like much of Ontario's, is aging. We are committed to providing resources and services to our residents ensuring that you receive the support you need. If you are over the age of 55 and living in Caledon, you may qualify for a number of services and programs.

Events

Stay up-to-date on the latest events, programs and services available to the adult 55+ community in Caledon.

Seniors Task Force

The Seniors Task Force helps implement the Adult 55+ Strategic plan and advises council on issues and services related to older adults in the community.

Adult 55+ Strategic Plan

Review Caledon's Adult 55+ Strategic Plan to learn about the different programs, services and partnerships we are undertaking to make our community more accessible and age friendly.

NEW! Starting July 2020 the Town of Caledon will be reviewing the Adult 55+ Strategic Plan and existing community resources across the municipality in development of "Age-Friendly Caledon". An Action Plan that will help Caledon implement aging-in-place deliverable's for our aging population. Stay tuned for more information and outreach opportunities to come in the future. 

COVID-19 Resources and Tips

Adult55+ supports 

There are many local supports and information available to help you during these hard times. If you are unsure about which organization or groups to contact, feel free to contact any one of them, they will be happy to connect you to a service provider to assist you. 

General Resources
  • 2.1.1 Ontario -For information about community programs and services call 2.1.1 from any phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, available in 150 different languages. 
  • Town of Caledon – Town Staff will help you get connected to a service provider based on your immediate needs. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 905-584-2272 x.7750 or email COVID@caledon.ca
  • Region of Peel – Regional resources for COVID-19 support. If you have questions about COVID-19, up to date information is available online, or call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700. In Caledon call 905-584-2216. Call centre hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • Senior Saviour Solutions – This is a referral network which can connect you to a local service based on your needs call 905-533-0089 or email info@seniorsavioursolutions.ca
  • Caledon Dufferin Victim Services – Front Line support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances in the Town of Caledon and County of Dufferin – 24-hour Crisis Line: 905-951-3838 or 1-888-743-6496.
  • Ministry of Ontario - Seniors:stay healthy and active; Get information on programs and services to help seniors be healthy, active and engaged. 
  • Ontario Caregiver - Support and resources for Caregivers in Ontario. 
  • Here is some helpful information for when you go to the grocery store: Grocery Store COVID-19 Shopping Tips.
 Food Supports 
If you need help or support with obtaining food and groceries please contact one of the following services or groceries stores listed below. 
 Services
  • Caledon Meals on Wheels –  Home delivery has increased, and additional services have been started to assist clients with essential needs. Regular check-ins and safety checks are also provided. NEW – WEE Care Grocery Program provides residents with weekly essential grocery deliveries. For more information Call 905-857-7651 or email info@cmow.org
  • Caledon Community Services - Operating food pickup services at The Exchange at 55 Healey Road in Bolton. Call 905-584-2300 (ext. 276) to make an appointment for Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.
  • Sai Dham Food Bank – Offering food delivery for low-income seniors over the age of 60. Call 905-956-2646 for more information.
  • Punjabi Community Health Services – Langar on wheels – Provides meals for South Asian seniors in Peel delivered to their home. Call 905-677-0889 for more information.
  • Door to Door and More Inc. – Offering shopping services (groceries, medication and other essentials) for older adult residents of Caledon every Thursday. Delivery is made to homes for no charge and payment is only for items purchased. Call or text Jane at 905-586-5868 for more information.
 Local Grocery Stores
  • Foodland Caledon East– Offering curb-side pickup and orders for grocery orders - call 905-584-9677. Also, the first hour of opening is designated for senior shopping in person (8 a.m.-9 a.m.).
  • Garden Foods –request grocery shopping to be completed for pick-up, for residents over 65+ or with compromised immune systems. Groceries should cost no more than $50 max. 72-hour notice is required. Call 905-857-1227 or order online.
  • Zehrs Bolton – Online orders (pick-up and delivery available); offering first hour of operations for older adults 7-8 a.m. Call 905-951-9555 to place order by phone.
  • Rock Garden Farms – Offering curb side pick-up (will bring to car), call for orders 905-584-9461 or email rockgardenfarms@sympatico.ca (requires name, list of items, phone number and credit card information – can also tap at car upon pickup).
 Health Supports 
  • Headwaters Hospital – COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at Top of Parking Lot @ 140 Rolling Hills Drive, Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7 days a week. For general questions please call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.
  • Home and Community Care (CW LHIN) – Health care services and supports at home. Call 905-796-0040 for more information or Toll Free: 1-888-733-1177.
  • Hospices of Headwaters - During COVID-19, the Hospices of Headwaters (Hospice Dufferin, Bethell Hospice) are here to support the community and the service providers that work in it. Please see online for more information and resources.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Peel Dufferin) - Crisis, information and referral, assessment to community and mental health supports. Crisis Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-888-811-2222 or General Inquiries/Support 519-941-0465, Toll Free: 1-877-451-2123 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Family Transition Place – Individuals and families struggling with gender-based violence; emergency shelter available located in Orangeville. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, support call 519-941-HELP (4357) or 905-584-HELP (4357).
  • Services and Housing in the Province – Access, assessment, referral to mental health services and supportive housing. Call 519-215-2642 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pharmacies – Many local pharmacies are providing delivery services and/or curb-side pickups – please contact your local pharmacy for more information and availability. Pharmasave – Bolton: 905-533-7700; Caledon East: 905-584-1010; Shoppers Drug Mart - Bolton: 905-857-1642; Rexall - Bolton: 905-857-3766.
 Social Supports
 Faith Supports 

During this challenging time, you may find support from your place of worship or faith community. Many are offering live streaming of services, visit your local place of worship online to see what support and services they may be offering.

Tips for Staying in touch

Here are some great ways to celebrate a senior in your life during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Because no one should have to face this pandemic alone. 

Socializing with a senior in your life from a distance
  • Call/video chat to say hello and check-in.
  • Have a physical distancing visit (keep 2 m or 6 ft distance and no more than 5 people).
  • Send flowers or treats - they always bring cheer.
  • Offer to help/support/volunteer on your own or with a local service (Volunteer MBC)
    • Pick up supplies such as groceries, medication, essentials (t-paper, etc.).
    • Help with some outdoor work (garden/yard care).
  • Share your store to #CaledonCares and encourage others to celebrate a senior in their life.
Combating loneliness for isolated seniors
  • Stay connected
    • Video/phone chat with friends, family members or neighbours.
    • Participate in a Seniors Centre Without Walls program with the Caledon Seniors Centre.
    • Join a telephone visiting program (Friendly Visiting, Telecheck, etc.).
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep to enhance your body's immune system. 
  • Go for a walk outside, exercise independently or join an online exercise program.
  • Meditate and relax with an online yoga or meditation class.
  • Try something new or start a new project.
  • Check out all the fun programs and activities online at the Town of Caledon's Recreation @ Home.
  • Visit the Caledon Public Library for a long list of monthly activities including book chats, online trivia and educational programs. 

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